Sunday, January 10, 2021



Local lakes are freezing and the winter already seems long.

Here's an apt haiku from 17th century poet Matsuo Basho: 

Winter solitude -- 

in a world of one color 

the sound of the wind.

Patterns in the ice. Click to enlarge.


Sunday, January 3, 2021

Creature of the Year Award

Competition was stiff for the 2020 Urban Wildlife Guide Creature of the Year Award. Congratulations to Turkey Vulture for first prize! It's not all about looks -- the vulture scored high on design. Visit the June 28 2020 blog by clicking here to read its story.

In the event that the vulture is unable to fulfill duties as Creature of the Year, the first runner up Raccoon Family will step in. See more in the August 9 blog by clicking here.

Happy New Year! Click me.